Mar 08, 2010 - 04:58 AM
Use the Windows Live ID Validation form.
Provide as much detail as possible so Windows Live Hotmail support can connect you to your account without doubt.
If you are using the same computer this might also work for you. http://www.alpinesnow.com/msnpassword...
Oct 19, 2010 - 01:37 AM
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Feb 16, 2012 - 08:28 PM
A properly secure authentication scheme, such as that we would hope is used by services such as Hotmail, does not store your password. Instead, they store a one-way encrypted or hashed form of your password. When you login they encrypt whatever password you enter using the same algorithm, and if the encrypted value matches the encrypted value they have stored for you, then you must have entered the correct password.
"... there's no way to get your existing password back ..."
Let's say your password is:
Not an unreasonable password, hard to guess, short and probably easy-ish to remember.
Using a hashing function (geeks: I'm using SHA1 in my example, but there are many approaches), that password is transformed into:
Looks nothing like your password, right? However there are two incredibly important characteristics of this transformation:
•The chances of any other password generating exactly the same encrypted string are infinitesimally small.
•There's no way to go backwards.
So how do password resets work? It's the one time that the system briefly knows your password, because they:
•pick a new password for you
•save the encrypted password in their database
•email the UNencrypted password to the email address of record
This will hrlp you Windows Live Hotmail's password recovery .
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